Auditions

Middle School – A live performance consisting of one major scale and one melodic minor scale (two octaves for MS 0-3 sharps or flats) plus a two octave G chromatic scale.  Three octave scales are optional.  A solo of your choice that demonstrates lyric and technical abilities (or two contrasting solos) plus sight reading.
High School – A live performance consisting of one major scale and one melodic minor scale (three octaves 4-7 sharps or flats) plus a three octave G chromatic scale.  A solo of your choice that demonstrates lyric and technical abilities (or two contrasting solos) plus sight reading.
Your audition will take place in the orchestra room with the DSAO director, current students and/or one of our resident professional artists may also be present at your audition.

A letter of recommendation is always welcome, but is not required.

Characteristics of the successful DSAO student:
1.Self-motivated and has already demonstrated a passion for music
2.Self-directed
3.Resilient
4.Hard working